This is the first time three black UF students are running for Student Body president.
UF's Black Student Union is hosting the first presidential debate of the semester.
Our reporter Christina Morales is live tweeting from the event at the Reitz Union. Reporter Amanda Rosa is fact-checking candidate's claims from The Alligator newsroom.
Janae Moodie said 3 percent of UF staff is black. 3.9 percent of UF faculty is black, but 10.4 percent of staff and faculty is black, according to UF's Institutional Planning and Research. https://t.co/fmDR5Cua3k— Amanda 📝 (@AmandaNicRosa) February 11, 2018
Ian Green said the biggest problem in this university for black students is university. "It's very difficult to get involved and put yourself when you have to worry about where your next meal is," he said.— Christina Morales (@Christina_M18) February 11, 2018
Moodie said there's currently little opportunity in SG for minorities to be represented, rebuttling Ian Green "It was more for optics than actual representation."— Christina Morales (@Christina_M18) February 11, 2018
3rd quest: SG manages over $20 million. The audience is shocked. Are funds allocated in budget to support programs initiatives for black students? If so, do you have plans to expand these programs? If not, do you have plans to begin said programs and initiatives. #ufgov— Christina Morales (@Christina_M18) February 11, 2018
Moodie said she wants increase mental health professionals and diversity in the CWC's peer counseling program. She also wants to create the sexual assault online portal program to report sexual assault. #ufgov #BSUDebate— Christina Morales (@Christina_M18) February 12, 2018
Q6: If administration is opposed to an initiative students have largely voice their support for, will you support their wishes or execute what is in the best interest of the students? #ufgov #BSUDebate— Christina Morales (@Christina_M18) February 12, 2018
Lubin said he serves the student body and would advocate for them. "I've been told by admissions to keep my voice down," he said. He said he told students to protest and not hide in fear. #ufgov #BSUDebate— Christina Morales (@Christina_M18) February 12, 2018
Impact Party candidate Ian Green said it’s been a while since a UF Student Body president was chair of the Florida Student Association. This is true: The most recent instance The Alligator found was in 2005. https://t.co/I8qnQ83SsJ— Amanda 📝 (@AmandaNicRosa) February 12, 2018
1/ Inspire candidate Revel Lubin said 1 in every 13 men and 1 in every five women will be sexually assaulted on college campuses. We found three different sources that state 1 in every 16 men and 1 in every five women are sexually assaulted while in college.— Amanda 📝 (@AmandaNicRosa) February 12, 2018
5/ However, the definition of sexual assault can be subjective. Researchers often vary their interpretation.— Amanda 📝 (@AmandaNicRosa) February 12, 2018
A student asked if it was the responsibility to target and have outreach and specific programs to increase the 6% admissions rate for UF and help with high school graduation rates in the Gainesville area. #ufgov #BSUDebate— Christina Morales (@Christina_M18) February 12, 2018